House Clearance in Egham
Few little facts about Egham
Egham is a small town in the Runnymede borough of Surrey.Egham predates 666AD when Chertsey Abbey was founded with lands which included that of Ecga's Ham, from which the name Egham derives.Egham appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Egeham. It was held by Chertsey Abbey.
The Magna Carta was sealed at nearby Runnymede in 1215, and is commemorated by a memorial, built in 1957 by the American Bar Association, at the foot of Cooper's Hill (a small rise adjacent to the Thames floodplain, immortalised in verse by such luminaries as John Denham ('Cooper's Hill') and Alexander Pope ('Windsor Forest')). A Sculpture portraying King John and Baron Fitzwalter in the act of sealing the Magna Carta is also located in Church Road in the centre of town.
On 12 September 2007 a suspected case of foot-and-mouth disease was found in Egham, 12 miles (19 km) from the previous outbreak found in early August 2007.
Egham High StreetEgham is home to a large research centre for Procter & Gamble, the London Innovation Centre, on Rusham Park, formally owned by Shell oils.Egham is also home to CAB International Europe UK, which holds one of the world's largest collections of microorganisms.
Various notable people were born in the town including: Frederick James Furnivall in 1825, who was a co-creators of the Oxford English Dictionary and Hugh Reginald Haweis, the cleric and writer, in 1838.
Deceased actress Hilda Braid also lived there for approximately eight years.